Scene from the film Losing the Thread
Scene from the film Losing the Thread
Scene from the film Losing the Thread
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Losing the Thread

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  • France
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"Super 8 reels of Paris catwalks I shot in 1979/1980 were supposed to become an experimental short meditation on couture culture. Its authority has unraveled some since and Deleuze’s definition of style: “creating a foreign language in one’s own language,” encouraged me to loosen the threads of this pursuit. To ponder how fashion and style are interwoven but also influenced by individual flare and whimsy, I stitched together Coco Chanel, Courrèges, Cole Porter and Kaiser Karl with vintage film moments. Then, as now, to grasp the whole cloth of this interface involves finding, but also Losing the Thread…"


  • Original Title
    Losing the Thread
  • Direction
  • Editing
    Ruti Gadish
  • Sound
    Ruti Gadish, Vivian Ostrovsky, Sharon Shama
  • Runtime
    8 min (1-15 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • United States
    • France
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Videoex, Zurich, Switzerland, May 2019
    • Open Air Film festival, Weiterstadt, Germany, August 2016 International Frauen Filmfestival Dortmund Köln, Germany, April 2016
    • CineAutopsia, Bogota experimental lm festival, Colombia, April 2016 ZINEBI, Bilbao, Spain, November 2015
    • Women make waves, Taipei, Taiwan, October 2015
    • Festival nouveau cinema, Montréal, Canada, October 2015 Videomedeja festival, Novi Sad, Serbia, September 2015 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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